MC Shan and Roxanne Shante’ Plan Juice Crew Reformation

Former Juice Crew

members MC Shan and Roxanne Shante are seeking new talent to help reorganize

the legendary Hip-Hop group.

Formed in the mid

1980s by producer Marley Marl and his label, Cold Chillin’ Records, the original

Juice Crew is best known for their classic, “The Symphony.”

The original team

included Marley Marl, Kool G. Rap, Biz Markie, Big Daddy Kane, Craig G., Masta

Ace, Roxanne Shante and MC Shan. According to Shan, the new Crew will be an

alternative to today’s emcees.

"The new Juice

Crew will be something different; not the ‘I slang drugs, I got jewelry’ rhymes;

it’ll be more talented artists," the rapper said. "We can make it

any ole’ crew, but we want to make it something people know so it can carry

on the legacy of the original crew."

MC Shan released

three solo albums, including his seminal debut Down By Law and is best

known for his legendary battle with KRS-One.

In recent years,

the lyricist made his mark as a producer with the title track off rapper Snow’s

first album, Informer and recorded "Da Bridge 2001" for Nas’

2000 compilation album, QB’s Finest.

Interested emcees,

producers and singers can send a one- or two-song demo in MP3 format to

for consideration in the Juice Crew talent search.

Demos will be

reviewed by MC Shan, Shante and other seasoned industry professionals.

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